Monday, November 24, 2008

Marble Wood "Exotic Wood"

Tell a Friend
Marblewood is an exotic wood that comes from South America. Here is what "" has to say about it, and he deals with Exotic woods all the time.

Zygia racemosa

Zygia racemosa (syn. Marmaroxylon racemosum, Pithecellobium racemosum) of the family Leguminosae (subfamily Mimosoideae), the legume or pea family

NOTE: there are numerous woods that have the common name "marblewood" (notably East Indian Ebony but many others as well), but this is what should really be meant when using that term. It is very distinctive, rare, and expensive. It is a South American wood and looks somewhat like zebrawood but with a wider spacing of the light/dark stripes.

The Marblewood Exotic flag case that I am working on should be on my site by Dec. 1, 2008. Please stop by and do tell a friend to have a look as well.
Thanks, Richard (MFDC)

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